Applicants must apply through the ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID) at https://www.adea.org/CAAPIDapp/.
The UNMC College of Dentistry is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Applications must be complete, meet requirements and meet the deadline to be considered for admission.
UNMC College of Dentistry will accept U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.
English Language Proficiency
- Must be proficient in speaking and reading English.
- All non-native English speaking applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must score at least:
- 550 on paper-based
- 213 on computer-based
- 95 on internet-based
- The ETS Institution Code for UNMC is 6896.
- Only scores from TOEFL exams taken after October 1, 2020, will be accepted.
- Original TOEFL scores must be submitted from TOEFL directly to ADEA CAAPID.
National Board Dental Examination Requirements
- Applicants must pass NBDE Parts I and II, or INBDE.
- If an interview is offered, submission of official National Board Dental Scores will be requested.
Letters of Evaluation
- Three Letters of Evaluation are required:
- One Letter of Evaluation must come from a former faculty member.
- Two Letters of Evaluation should come from former mentors or employers who can attest to character, conduct and professional ability of the applicant. (Letters must come from different writers.)
- Letters must be less than 1 year old.
- Letters must be written in English and signed by the letter writer on official letterhead with contact information (telephone number and email) on letterhead.
- Writers must submit Letters of Evaluation directly to ADEA CAAPID.
Transcripts and Evaluations
- Applicant must submit a detailed evaluation by ECE or WES to ADEA CAAPID.
- If chosen for an interview, the applicant must submit the official transcripts and degree certificates from their dental school directly to the program. This includes any additional educational programs following dental school.
- Application fee: $250 (separate from the ADEA CAAPID application fee)
- Interview fee: $500, includes psychomotor skills assessment.
- Admitted and accepted students must pay a nonrefundable tuition deposit.
Other Documents to Send Directly to UNMC College of Dentistry Advanced Standing Dental Program (not to CAAPID):If an interview is offered, the following supplemental application material may be requested by the program:
- National Board Scores.
- A copy of the applicant’s dental license, if applicable.
- Proof of U.S. residency or U.S. citizenship (passport or permanent resident card).
The UNMC College of Dentistry is not responsible for delays in CAAPID’s processing of the application, whether due to their error or student error. All credentials submitted to the UNMC College of Dentistry to support an application for admission become the property of the College of Dentistry and will not be returned.
If you have questions during the application process, contact ADEA CAAPID Customer Service at (617) 612-2035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected candidates will be invited to an interview only at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. An interview will not be granted at the request of the student. No candidate will be accepted without an interview.
The applicant must take a psychomotor skills assessment as part of the interview process. Following confirmation of interview, applicant will be sent information regarding protocol and skills assessment.
All candidates are informed electronically of the action taken on their application. The time for notification is set at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. If offered admission, applicants are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $2,500. All Advanced Standing Dental Program students are required to pay their annual tuition and fees, in full, 30 days prior to each academic year.
Enrollment Certification Letter/Background Check
Please be advised that an offer of admission will not be final and enrollment not permitted until the satisfactory completion of the enrollment certification, the criminal background check, and the Nebraska Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Release document.
Academic Performance & Progression
All students must meet the requirements for academic performance and progression for the DDS program at the UNMC College of Dentistry.